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Hi all, this is the first time I've seriously considered converting my PC into a Hackintosh PC. First of all I wanted to ask whether it is possible to boot the Mac OS partition from an external USB drive rather than installing the OS on my Windows 10 internal hard drive. I have no intention of overwriting that internal drive, since I am not trying to completely replace Windows 10 with Mac OS Catalina. It's just that there is software which I need to use which only runs on Mac OS, and for which I have not found a viable alternative on the Windows OS. 

I do own a 2012 Mac Mini, but it is rather underpowered for music production. I have the software I want to use installed on it, but it really struggles to run it and runs very slowly and I cannot run any other software simultaneously or the system just hangs. I have managed to run the Mac Mini from and external USB drive with no real problems, which is why I am asking if this is possible on a Hackintosh installation.

If I go ahead with this project, it will be based on a fairly recent MSI Trident gaming PC which is a small form factor PC with an NVidia graphics card. The CPU is an i5 6400 clocked@270/271GHz with 8GB of RAM and the GPU is a NVIDIA Ge Force GTX 1060 3GB

Another question: is it possible to create two partitions on a USB drive, one for the OS installation image and the other prepared for the actual Hackintosh installation?

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Actually it was not possible to Install macOS on an External drive due to macOS Permissions issues.

GTX 1060 is supported by Hackintosh High Sierra only, Apple dropped nVidia support on later OS.

If possible try to Install macOS High Sierra on a dedicated hard disk.

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